This panel was floating around so I thought it would be fun to do a wide landscape. When I put the third coat of gesso on I used Holbein's red oxide gesso. I then started painting the scene and really liked the red gesso. Of course I couldn't just leave the gesso as it was. Even if I did like it I had to duplicate the color in oils. So here you have it. I rather like the mood of this.
Ocean View Oil Painting 9X12 on Arches Oil Painting Paper $100
Day 28 of the 30 Day painting challenge.
Today my challenge was to do a painting without yellow or orange in it. Didn't quite make it but almost. I had to put a touch of transparent orange along the shore.
The painting was done on Arches Paper made specifically for oil paint. No gesso required. This is my first time using this paper. It is awesome. It has a unique smooth surface to paint on. When the painting is dry it can be framed as you would any other painting. You would just need a backing for it. Standard size so no problem finding a frame for it.
The paint is THICK. The whole thing was painted with a palette knife.
Light 10X10 Oil and CWM on Gallery Cradle Board $100
Day 27 of the 30 Day painting Challenge
I started this one with molding paste, gel with tiny beads and charcoal. At one point I was ready to toss it and start on another when I thought line might just make the difference. It tells the story.
Painted on the sides so that no frame is necessary.
Day 26 of the 30 Day painting challenge.
One of my big challenges for this is photographing the art work. I tried to photograph this one yesterday but it was sunny and because I used gel medium it is very shiny meaning there were white spots all over. I even tried inside the garage where the light was reflecting off the garage door but to no avail. White spots everywhere. So this morning, (very appropriate I thought given the title), in my pajamas I am out on our deck before the sun is hitting the deck trying again. Its fairly close.
Its sunny again today but I am painting with cold wax today. That gives a matt finish so its better to photograph. So much to learn.